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Re: While we're waiting...Fringed Hibiscus


Well this is what happens when you read your email backwards.  I didn't know
had already used the botanical name for the fringed Hib.  Sorry kids.  I'lll
try and pay more attention in the future.

DF
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 9:22 AM
Subject: [CHAT] While we're waiting...


> Went to the beach this morning. We haven't been there since before
> Charley and, man, Charley and Frances have done a job on it. Pretty
> severe erosion. But it was a beautiful morning and the Gulf was eerily
> calm.
>
> Afterwards, I went to Selby BG. They have a Kwai Muk [Artocarpus
> hypargyraeus] tree that is loaded with fruit and some friends ask me to
> get some seed for them, so I loaded a fanny pack with mushy
> windfalls--now I've got to wash the seeds out of that mess.
>
> But I also found two plant flowering there that two of the designers
> and I have been looking for for some time, a dwarf poinciana
> [Caesalpinia pulcherrima] and a fringed hibiscus [Hibiscus
> schizopetalus]. Got some pictures and a few seed pods of the dwarf
> poinciana but the hibiscus will have to wait until next visit.
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>
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